Beykoz Meadow, also known as Yalıköy Meadow, is the place where students of both military and civilian schools established by Sultan Mahmud II, a sultan greatly interested in modernization, would come on school excursions. The lamb feasts of Beykoz Meadow have been mentioned in many literary works. Students would be brought here before examinations or during holidays. Even today, Beykoz Meadow fulfill a similar function for Istanbul residents. Beykoz Manucipality continues this tradition by arranging and International Beykoz Culture and Folklore Festival. Mecidiye Pavilion, stands next to Beykoz Meadow, between the sea and the hill. The coastline at the foot of this hill isknown as the Hunkar Iskelesi. This wharf is historically important as the Ottomans and the Russians signed a treaty here in 1833.